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Voluntary Recognition of Unions Is Increasingly Popular Among U.S. Employers

Voluntary Recognition of Unions Is Increasingly Popular Among U.S. Employers

From minor league baseball to Microsoft, businesses in a range of industries are respecting their workers' right to come together in unions.

In recent years, a surge in worker organizing across the country has coincided with unions achieving levels of popular support not reached in decades. A growing number of businesses are now recognizing that their workers want unions and are opting out of fighting workers in intense union election campaigns. At the same time, since the Biden administration assumed office in January 2021, voluntary recognition—a process in which a company recognizes a union rather than forcing an election to prove the union has the support of a majority of its workers—has become increasingly common in several industries.

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Aurelia Glass

Policy Analyst, Inclusive Economy


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